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Daily Schedule for Saturday March 26, 2022

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8:00A Prayer Breakfast Rev. Joanne Carroll Dog & Pony Private Room

Rev. Joanne
Carroll
Many people like to begin their day with prayer. Prayer in the morning is good way to sidestep the distractions that come when people are struggling with issues in their lives. Come join us for inter-denominational friendship and fellowship in the back of the Dog & Pony Restaurant in their Private Dining Room. This event is open to all faiths and those individuals wanting to experience the power of common prayer. When we gather, there is power in our chorus that is lifted towards God. Morning Prayer is the best way to command the day and grow closer to each other and God.

Food and beverage at individual expense.
8:00A Friends of Bill W. Meeting Sibil G. Ash
This meeting welcomes those who think they have a problem with alcohol and/or any other substance, and will be based on the program of Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover. A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help others to achieve sobriety.
9:00A Keystone Clothing Exchange and Consignment Carriage House Boutique PA Ballroom
Do you have gently-used clothes or shoes in good condition that you would like to give away, donate or sell for a good cause? Then come participate in the Keystone Clothing Exchange and Consignment. You may either donate your unwanted items or you can choose to consign your items--all of which will be made available to other attendees. This event is sponsored by Carriage House Boutique whose wonderful staff will be present to help attendees find those perfect items. The clothing exchange will be held in the Vendor Area (Pennsylvania Ballroom) and the hours of operation are:

Wednesday 12:00 pm to 4:30 p
Thursday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

Also, you do not need to bring anything to 'swap.' All attendees are welcome to browse and take items (or purchase consigned items) at the clothing exchange. Dressing rooms are available. Items may be dropped off at any time during the hours mentioned. Hangers would be appreciated. Items remaining at the end of the swap will be donated to local aid organizations. All consigned items must be picked up by 2 pm on Saturday or will be considered donated.

So please, DON'T UNDERPACK FOR KEYSTONE and help your brothers and sisters in our community!
9:00A Feminine Movement Part 2 – Get Ready for the Gala! Mrs. Cassandra Storm Ash

Mrs. Cassandra
Storm
Are you ready to hit the dance floor for tonight’s Gala swaying your hips and feeling like your most feminine self? Are your feet ready for an evening of wearing high heels? Join My Feminine Heart’s Cassandra Storm for some great music, laughter, stretching and movement to get yourself feeling connected to your feminine heart. This class will resemble have some elements of yoga but will feel more like a dance class with fun and flirty music while you move and stretch on yoga mats on the floor. Wear your stretchy clothes, bring a water bottle and get ready to start your day, feeling fabulous!
9:00A Foundation Garments for Feminine Presentation Ms. Leah Santini Chestnut

Ms. Leah
Santini
Proper feminine presentation is a major goal for those exploring their feminine side. While a lot of attention has been given to makeup and fashion (clothing, jewelry and shoes), foundation garments, like the structure of a house, are essential underpinnings for a realistic and natural look. This workshop is a survey of the types of garments available today. It will discuss hip and butt pads, special undergarments, corsets and cinchers, breast forms and associated bras. Sample items will be shown, and discussion from attendees as to their personal experiences will be encouraged. This workshop will appeal to a wide range of individuals on the Transgender spectrum who wish to enhance and improve on their overall look and presentation.
9:00A Transgender Personalities in History (from the 1860s to the Present Day) Melissa Morton Dogwood

Melissa
Morton
Since humankind began to define the boundaries of gender behavior, there have been people who have defied or crossed over those boundaries. Hear about some of these individuals, from the 1860s to the 21st century. Some of them were male to female, others of them were female to male. Some of them lived as transgender for most of their lives, others for only brief but significant periods in their lives. The deeds of some of these people have inspired books, plays, movies, and even operas. All of them left a legacy of some sort. Although this seminar has been presented before, Melissa changes the roster of historical figures presented each time she does this seminar. Brief biographies of each individual profiled are available upon request.
9:00A I’m Not Sure I want to Transition: Could I Identify as Dual Gender? Ms. Lisa Smith Elm

Ms. Lisa
Smith
The transgender community is a beautiful bouquet of labels and identities. How do you know where you belong and which is the right path for you? Do you align with the idea of being binary but struggle with enjoying the duality of being male and female? Do you connect less with being binary and feel more gender fluid or non-binary? In this open group discussion, led by S. Lisa Smith, all group members are welcome to contribute their feelings and questions with the group in their journey of self-discovery.
9:00A Writing Your Coming Out Letter Ms. Sophie Lynne Fir

Ms. Sophie
Lynne
Declaring your Truth to the world, also known as "Coming Out," is one of the hardest things a person will ever do in their lifetimes. Coming out affects everything and everyone in your life. Many people choose to do this via the written word, be it read in person, sent via email, or posted on social media. This workshop will cover two types of the "Coming out" letter: Personal and Professional. While each person's experiences are unique, there are enough commonalities that we share that we can learn from each other. What NEEDS to be said? How do I say it professionally? How can I write my letter to give me the maximum possibility of acceptance? These topics will be covered and more, by sharing the letters of those who have already gone through the process, as well as group discussion.
9:00A What Does the Bible Really Say About Gender and Sexuality? Mrs. Cindi Miller Hemlock

Mrs. Cindi
Miller
When it comes to gender identity and even sexual identity there is a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding how God and religion think about this topic. Cindi is going to go back to her many years studying the bible in the original languages and take a look at some of these key verses from a literary, historical, cultural, and theological viewpoint. Then, she is going to take a look at what the Bible and the evangelical concept of the divine actually do say about those who have a gender or sexual identity different than what we have adapted as the majority of humans on this planet.
9:00A MTF Top and Bottom Surgery: Aesthetically Natural and Functional Results in a One-Stage Procedure. Continuing Education Dr. Sherman Leis
Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman
Salon C

Dr. Sherman
Leis

Dr. Jude
Opoku-Agyeman
Options for breast augmentation will be discussed and demonstrated including choice of incisions, shape and size of implant, saline versus silicone, placement of implants above or below the muscle, etc. Dr. Leis will also discuss his technique of one-stage vaginoplasty utilizing the penile inversion technique, neo-clitoris construction, and scrotal skin graft to increase vaginal depth. Recent cases will be demonstrated to show the natural results obtained with these techniques.
9:00A Self Advocacy: Microaggressions and How They Impact Transgender/GNC People and What You Can Do About Them Continuing Education MK Strohman Salon D

MK
Strohman
Lately it feels like we are regularly hearing about anti-trans legislation/laws at the state and federal level, local community and school board outrage around sports and book banning, and a regular debate around our collective dignity and humanity as people. Surely these are heavy and weigh on us. But what about the smaller, less heavy, day to day interactions we have with people that hurt? The ones with our friends, coworkers, family members, and neighbors? Those we purposefully surround ourselves with who desire to support us, help us, protect us, but might unintentionally harm us, but don't know it? Those little things that happen, the ones we are afraid or might not know how to address because we feel confident it wasn't "meant" to hurt? We call them microaggressions and they cause more damage than we might like to acknowledge. In this workshop we will work together to define and identify microaggressions impacting the Transgender/GNC community and discuss why it's important to address them and how to go about doing so.
9:00A Safe Relationships in Transition: Who Should I Share Information with and Who Don’t I Have to? Continuing Education Dr. Michele Angello Salon E

Dr. Michele
Angello
What happens when we begin to develop new friendships or when it is time to date while transitioning or after transition? This is a discussion group about sharing and not sharing personal information and when. Should I share my transition? What are the safer practices when the time comes to start dating? What safety measures could be put in place to make sure everyone gets the best out of their relationships? Come find what is right for you and the people in your life that you meet along your journey.
10:00A First Time Tea Time Helping Hand Team Dog & Pony Lounge

Ms. Jenny
Jensen

Danniyel Marie
Christensen
For those of you that are attending the Keystone Conference for the first time or feel you need a little moral support, join our Helping Hand team they host the First Time Tea Time. It’s an informal gathering of first timers, newcomers and anxious attendees in a comfortable and discreet setting. It’s an opportunity for those that are unsure of themselves and want to start off their Keystone experience on a good footing, learn a little more about the conference and how it can help them.

We can also provide you with a Big Sister or Big Brother to help you get through the apprehension, worry and nervousness you might be feeling attending the Conference. For more information and to sign up for 'First Time Tea Time' contact the team at HelpingHand@Keystone-Conference.org to start your Keystone Conference off on a positive and enjoyable note.

'First Time Tea Time' starts each morning at 10 am in the Dog and Pony Lounge.
10:30A The Ones We’re Closest to are Sometimes the Hardest to Reach Liz Tattersall
Mx. Miranda Jones
Birch

Liz
Tattersall

Mx. Miranda
Jones
How to talk to our family about our transition. Maintaining healthy communication with family members is a tough dynamic at the best of times, but when a lifelong identity has changed, the dynamics of the group shift on many levels and from different perspectives. We will identify strategies to help maintain open communication to avoid the frustration, anger, and pain that can divide us. We will also talk about how to tailor your “coming out”, or discussions about gender, with different members of your family, realizing that different relationships require different approaches. (Presented by Liz Tattersall and her sister)
10:30A Transgender Participation in Sports Ms. Christine Penn Chestnut

Ms. Christine
Penn
The International Olympic Committee changed their recommendations in 2021. How will other organizations adapt? There always seems to be another sensational headline. Where does it end? What is really fair? Everyone seems to have an opinion. How much is based on emotions or scientific facts? Let's look at the current state of affairs. The controversies, the facts, the people, and what science is telling us, while trying to set the emotions aside.
10:30A Feminizing the Voice - Comparing Surgical Options Dr. James Thomas Dogwood

Dr. James
Thomas
Dr. Thomas reveals how vocal cords function using video recordings of male, female and surgically altered vocal cords. Pitch and resonance are affected by the anatomy as well as how the anatomy is used. Surgical modification of the voice, especially Feminization Laryngoplasty (FemLar), one type of vocal cord (laryngeal) surgery is designed to obtain a feminine sounding voice and correct complications from Tracheal Shave procedures. Several other types of procedures target the frequency or pitch of the resting speaking voice to various degrees. CricoThryoid Approximation (CTA), vocal cord webbing, laser vocal cord thinning and pharyngeal narrowing procedures will be discussed and compared to each other. Not only successful interventions are covered, but complications, durability, incomplete outcomes are discussed. Options for correcting complications of any laryngeal procedures are discussed. If you have experienced a voice change after a Tracheal Shave procedure, he will discuss the correction of this problem. At the conclusion of this lecture, the listener should better understanding the concepts that can help in decision-making about the roles of voice therapy as well as when, if and what type of surgeries to consider.
10:30A Exploring Voice Masculinization Workshop Mx. Arin Ayala Elm

Mx. Arin
Ayala
This workshop is geared toward transgender and/or non-binary individuals who are interested in exploring or beginning their voice masculinization journey. The session will begin with a discussion of the structure and function of the voice. Demonstration of voice masculinization techniques and exercises will follow. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with their own voices in small groups through guided tasks. Workshop will be led by voice-specialized non-binary speech-language pathologist, Arin Ayala.
10:30A 5 Keys to Retiring Fearlessly for the Transgender Community Beth McKinley Fir

Beth
McKinley
Is retirement finally in sight? What do you need to know before your last paycheck? Have you financed a transition or hoping that you can fit one into your future financial goals? Do not let fear of the unknown stand in your way. No dream is too big for your future when you have the right guidance in place. Discover the five keys to unlocking a retirement that's free from worry, where you can have full confidence in your ability to achieve your goals. No products or services will be sold.
10:30A Living with Crossdressing: Discovering Your True Identity Ms. Savannah Hauk Hemlock

Ms. Savannah
Hauk
Are you living with a partner who is a crossdresser? Are you living with the knowledge that you are a male crossdresser? Are you a cis-woman partner of a man who crossdresses? Are you struggling with what it means to be in a relationship with a man who you have discovered – by accident or his own admission – enjoys wearing feminine clothing? Join me as I set out to uncover some of the reasons why so many men (including myself) dress as women. Discover real couples who are looking for a new balance in their relationships, including the point of views of the women who decided to stand by their... ahem... men as they learn to better understand their crossdresser and learn how to cope and thrive. Somewhere amid the misconceptions, stereotypes, and ignorance is the truth about non-transitioning, non-fetish, crossdressing men. But more than that is the strength and care of the women who continue to love and support them.
10:30A FTM Top and Bottom Surgery: Superior Aesthetic Results in a Customized One-Stage Procedure Continuing Education Dr. Sherman Leis
Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman
Salon C

Dr. Sherman
Leis

Dr. Jude
Opoku-Agyeman
Options for FTM Top Surgery will be presented and variety of cases will demonstrate excellent results in masculinization of the chest. Options for Phalloplasty will also be discussed. Dr. Leis will utilize multiple case presentations to demonstrate superior aesthetic results obtainable utilizing abdominal or groin flaps for Phalloplasty, labial deconstruction for Scrotoplasty and the options of testicular and penile implants. This surgery is done in one stage and results in a sensate penis via clitoral transposition, no obvious deformity of the donor site such as occurs in the forearm flap procedure, and the ability to have sexual intercourse with erotic sensation.
10:30A The Transgender Primary Care Office Visit Continuing Education Dr. Susan Medalie
Michelle Braucher
Kaitlyn Bachert
Colleen Reeser
Salon D

Dr. Susan
Medalie

Michelle
Braucher

Kaitlyn
Bachert

Colleen
Reeser
Everyone needs a primary care physician but for some it is not so simple. The idea of speaking to another person and being unsure what will happen can be anxiety generating. For those identifying as transgender this fear can be magnified and prevent those visits. In this workshop we will discuss the goals and expectations one should have for choosing a good family physician and for what will happen at a routine physician visit.
10:30A Personal Safety In The Street, Situation Awareness, and Threat Management. Ms. Rachel Rollins Salon E

Ms. Rachel
Rollins
This seminar covers Situation Awareness techniques to help you be safer, and more confident , when in unfamiliar environments, Potentially hostile environments, or any other times that you may be interacting with the general public ,on the street, at work, or in an entertainment venue. Threat management, and controlling your own space are so vitally important in todays changing world. Transgender folks, or other marginalized communities can benefit from these personal defense techniques that will be discussed ! Please note, that this is not a hands on self defense class. This seminar will teach you how to use your most potent weapon , Your Mind , to stay safe and have fun anywhere!
12:00P Saturday Luncheon with Guest Speaker Amanda Jetté Knox Commonwealth Ballroom

Amanda
Jetté Knox
Amanda Jetté Knox (they/she) is a Canadian award-winning journalist, author, and human rights advocate with a special focus on mental health and LGBTQ+ families.

Amanda’s work has been featured by several national and international media outlets, including the BBC, CBC, The Today Show, O Magazine, Al-Jazeera, The Social, and Upworthy. They are a 2019 Chatelaine Woman of the Year, a 2020 Top 25 Woman of Influence, one of Today’s Parent Magazine’s Most Influential Parents of 2020, and a 2021 inductee into the Order of Ottawa.

Amanda is the author of the memoir Love Lives Here: A Story of Thriving in a Transgender Family which is a #1 bestseller, an Indigo Staff Pick, and one of Indigo’s Best Books of the Year.

They live in Ottawa with their wife, children, too many pets and a coffee maker that never quits.
2:00P Taking Advocacy to the Next Level -- Running for Public Office Ms. Janelle Crossley Birch

Ms. Janelle
Crossley
Have you ever thought about taking your advocacy to the next level by taking a leadership position in your community or by running for an elected position? In this workshop we will discuss the thought process when deciding to run for office, resources needed, paperwork, finance reports and their deadlines, staffing your campaign, fund raising, hosting events and speaking opportunities with the media, interviewers, and your constituents. We will discuss what motivates you and I will share the reasons why I ran for office as the first openly transwoman in Pennsylvania and my experiences running for State Representative in the 2020 Election.
2:00P What's Your POWER Color? Lindsey Taub Chestnut

Lindsey
Taub
Do you know what color to wear for a date? For a job interview? Do you have a ‘signature’ color? Is it the right color? In this seminar you’ll learn about finding your best colors to wear for any occasion, and it might not be what you think!
2:00P A Journey of Authenticity: A Transman's Reflection on 37 Years. Mr. Martin Russo Dogwood

Mr. Martin
Russo
My presentation begins with my first memories of feeling like a boy at age 4 in 1964.I describe childhood and adolescents in the 1960's and 1970's where the word "transgender" wasn't even in our lexicon. A powerpoint of progressive photos will accompany my presentation.I describe the challenges of growing up in suburban New Jersey as a young lesbian in a time where being open or out was absolutely NOT an option and authenticity was still decades away for me. I describe how being a gifted athlete in my adolescents and young adulthood allowed me to channel feelings of being 'different but not understanding how or why' into a uber-competitive resilience.When I was in law school in 1981, I began to experience what I would later understand to be gender dysphoria.I describe the difficult process of what it was like to transition in a time where there was no internet to provide any kind information about transgender people.I had top surgery in 1986 which allowed me to present and live as a man and I had my phalloplasty done in 1993.There were major complications with my surgery and I ended up having to deal with chronic pain issues.To treat my pain my doctors prescribed me copious amounts of opiates to which I eventually became addicted. I describe my experience of descending into the madness of addiction and my process of emerging from that darkness. Today, I consult with schools and educators and offer guidance on how to best integrate transgender students into their curricula.
2:00P How do I Manage My Gender Fluid Life? Ms. Susan Holtz
Ms. Savannah Hauk
Elm

Ms. Susan
Holtz

Ms. Savannah
Hauk
As our society and culture has gradually acquired a greater awareness and understanding of transgender people from a binary standpoint, an increasingly visible part of the gender expansive community is not represented by the confines of strictly masculine and feminine gender identity. When one’s gender identity is outside or in the middle of the gender spectrum, they can face distinct challenges being understood in what’s still largely a binary-oriented world. Susan Holtz will lead a group discussion where we share our perspectives and experiences on being true to ourselves while navigating through challenges of relationships, the workplace, decisions regarding transition as non-binary, and our place in society and within the trans community. Savannah Hauk will join Susan in leading the discussion.
2:00P Letter Writing for Trans & Gender Non-Conforming Clients Continuing Education Tish Weikel Fir

Tish
Weikel
A very common request we get as counselors from transgender and gender non-comforting clients is that a letter is required from a counselor before they are able to forgo medical transition. This workshop is an overview of the letter writing process and will provide counselors with the knowledge and resources necessary to feel competent to be able to meet this request for clients. This workshop will also provide clients with information to know what to advocate for when finding a counselor that will be able to meet their needs of receiving a letter. We will discuss the pros & cons for writing letters, explore the gatekeeping model versus affirmative counseling model, identify ways to advocate for clients in the letter, and review ethical considerations when writing letters.
2:00P Feminine Affirming Surgery Dr. Ellie Zara Ley Hemlock

Dr. Ellie Zara
Ley
Exploration of feminine affirming surgical options and in depth discussion regarding the challenges of surgical transition, from the pre-op stages, through surgery, post-op care, and long term considerations. Special discussions about difficult issues with finding the right surgical team, personal preparation for surgery, overcoming potential complications, and the necessary task of vaginal health and maintenance.
2:00P Exploring Voice Feminization Workshop Mx. Arin Ayala Salon C

Mx. Arin
Ayala
This workshop is geared toward transgender and/or non-binary individuals who are interested in exploring or beginning their voice feminization journey. The session will begin with a discussion of the structure and function of the voice. Demonstration of voice feminization techniques and exercises will follow. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to experiment with their own voices in small groups through guided tasks. Workshop will be led by voice-specialized non-binary speech-language pathologist, Arin Ayala.
2:00P Primer on Name Change: Planning for the Current Legal Process in Your State Ms. Lauren Stein Salon D

Ms. Lauren
Stein
This seminar will introduce the general legal requirements for the formal name change process in your state. It will review the petition requirements, what additional steps may be required, whether advertising is required or avoidable, and what to expect at the hearing. Lastly, it will discuss what you need to do to update your legal documents to your new name including social security, passports, and driver’s licenses.
2:00P Ask a Spouse/SO Mrs. Karen Lehman
Ms. Susan Bienvenu
Ms. Kate Weber
Mrs. Peg Fram
Salon E

Mrs. Karen
Lehman

Ms. Susan
Bienvenu

Ms. Kate
Weber

Mrs. Peg
Fram
This panel of spouses/significant others (SO’s) provides an opportunity for transgender individuals to ask questions of other SO’s regarding relationships, feelings, and emotions. The panel can also act as a sounding board for conversations that a transgender person may want to have with their spouse/significant other. The SO’s on this panel have asked their transgender spouses to not be in the room so as to provide an open and honest forum. This workshop may be able to offer perspective and insight on how your journey affects the ones you love.
3:30P Vibrational Sound Therapy Carlotta Svoboda Ash

Carlotta
Svoboda
When you relax, you open up the door for your mind, body and soul to grow and heal. This is an excellent hands-off, non-disrobing way to help with stress, anxiety, depression and many other issues. It also promotes deep meditation. Using therapeutic grade singing bowls on certain areas of the body helps relieves tension and pain and promotes a state of well-being. Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) combines powerful vibration and tones to induce an immediate relaxed state. The induction of the sound waves directly into the body along with soothing ambient tones is such a strong treatment that clients report effects ranging from a meditative state to deep relaxation. By placing the therapeutic singing bowls directly on the body and using correct techniques, a practitioner engages with their client both physically and aurally. The techniques associated with VST have many advantages over traditional massage. One major comfort barrier that prevents many people from receiving a traditional massage is fear of being touched by a stranger. In the VST method, the client remains fully clothed and is never touched directly by the practitioner. In fact, because the singing bowl is doing most of the physical work, contact is kept to minimum. This does not diminish the connection between client and practitioner because spiritual intimacy is maintained through the sound and the vibration transmitted through the bowl. Vibrational Sound Therapy is also much less physically intrusive than traditional hands-on massage, and won’t leave the client feeling sore.
3:30P Anti-Trans Legislation – What is it Really all About and How do we Combat it? Mx. Corinne Goodwin Birch

Mx. Corinne
Goodwin
Over the past two years scores of bills have been introduced in state, county, and local legislatures that are specifically targeting transgender individuals with discriminatory actions. This is despite the fact that polls indicate that two-thirds of all Americans – including those whose political views are on the right and the left – oppose anti-trans legislation. So, why are these bills being introduced and how do we work to defeat them? In this workshop you will get the deeper story of why a small group of legislators and political operatives are pushing these bills. We will then dive into a discussion regarding tactics that have been successfully used to combat these bills and how you can get involved.
3:30P Transgender History and Progress in Education Mrs. Stephanie Bruning Chestnut

Mrs. Stephanie
Bruning
Historian and educator Stephanie Bruning will outline the importance and significance of teaching LGBTQ+ history. The presentation will cover topics topics in LGBTQ+ history, potential obstacles educators face when teaching Queer history, and how education can have a major effect in shifting attitudes and promoting progress.
3:30P The Care and Feeding of Your New Genitals: What Your Mother (and Your Doctor) Didn't Teach You Ms. Randi Sue Potter Dogwood

Ms. Randi Sue
Potter
After all these years, you finally have had the surgery - or perhaps you are planning to do so in the near future. You have your new and improved parts - but find they are totally foreign to you in many ways. It isn't all buttercups and roses, and it is hard to find someone to explain things to you. In addition to the new parts there are new mental and emotional feelings, new actions and reactions, and new physical feelings and smells to learn about, and how to deal with them.
3:30P Harmonious Hair Color & Styles, Empowering your Confidence in the Chair Missi Pitcher Elm

Missi
Pitcher
Choosing the right hair color and style can be one of the most difficult tasks when sitting in the salon chair. What color will be harmonious with my natural skin tone? Which haircut will work best with my face shape? These are questions everyone faces and the decision can be hard when you don’t know the answers. Whether you’re working with your natural hair or wigs, the right style for you is at your fingertips. Join Executive Stylist, Salon Owner and Artist Director Missi Pitcher as she helps to empower you to be in control of your appointment in the chair and choose your hair styles and colors with confidence. In this workshop Missi will breakdown hair in a way that each individual can understand, no matter what your level of expertise.
3:30P Advancing Trans Student Policy Preston Heldibridle Fir

Preston
Heldibridle
This workshop will prepare attendees to advocate for the rights and wellbeing of trans youth to policymakers at every level, from school boards, to workplace administration, to lawmakers. First, we will examine the history of LGBTQ+ advocacy in Pennsylvania to identify successful strategies for change. After pinpointing current issues impacting LGBTQ+ youth, we will work together as a group in a mock advocacy effort to practice implementating learned strategies in real world situations. While this workshop centers youth and young adults, attendees of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate!
3:30P Masculine Affirming Surgery Dr. Ellie Zara Ley Hemlock

Dr. Ellie Zara
Ley
Exploration of masculine affirming surgical approaches ranging from "simple" to the most complex microsurgical techniques. Many of these cases require multiple staging and clarification is important to help a person navigate through the multitude of options and desired outcomes. Special considerations for finding the right surgical team, pre-op preparation, experiencing surgery, and getting through recovery successfully.
3:30P Facial Feminization: Customized Evaluation and Treatment for Optimal Results Continuing Education Dr. Sherman Leis
Dr. Jude Opoku-Agyeman
Salon C

Dr. Sherman
Leis

Dr. Jude
Opoku-Agyeman
Dr. Leis will demonstrate and explain classic prototypes of masculine and feminine facial features. He will discuss a variety of options for feminizing facial features and demonstrate that in the majority of cases, excellent results can be obtained without extensive and expensive cranio-facial surgery. Cases are shown demonstrating excellent and natural results from selective and customized facial feminization procedures.
3:30P Couple's Therapy Continuing Education Dr. Michele Angello Salon E

Dr. Michele
Angello
Dr. Michele Angello devotes much of her practice to counseling couples with a transgender or transitioning partner. In this workshop- open to all who are in a committed relationship that contains a transgender or gender non-conforming person- she will engage the audience in discussing typical problems and will suggest methods for their resolution. She will also serve as moderator so participants can share their own experiences and issues in a collective and supporting setting.
5:00P Family Reception Family & Youth Program Director 10th Floor Lounge
Join us for a reception specifically geared toward family members following the last period of workshops on Saturday. If you are a parent, caregiver, teenager, or child this will be a great time to meet other families and make some friendships that might last forever! See you there!
6:00P Keystone Gala Reception Assemble Area
Come join us for Saturday's cocktail reception held in in the Assembly Area overlooking the beautiful city of Harrisburg.
7:00P Saturday Gala Dinner Commonwealth Ballroom
9:00P Musical Entertainment by Wicked Jezebel Wicked Jezebel Commonwealth Ballroom
Keystone’s Hallmark event, the Gala Dance Saturday night will be the highpoint of the entire conference and bring to a close another successful celebration of gender diversity. The most shy and demur wallflower will spend hours looking for the perfect gown, classy dancing shoes and an amazing hairdo for the final night of fun and celebration. Even the guys will spend time at local haberdashery’s finding ideal apparel for that dapper look and to dress to impress. Try some new moves on the dance floor while enjoying the company of new found friends, old acquaintances and leave with great memories. The night will be electric and one you will never forget.

Once again, we have Wicked Jezebel, DC’s award winning all girl band delivering hits from all of the partying decades to the whole Mid Atlantic!. 60's Motown, 70's Disco, classic rock, the wicked 80's, to the grungy/techno 90's with a "tad" of today, Wicked Jezabel delivers the best party atmosphere anywhere!
10:30P Saturday Keystone After Party Dog & Pony Lounge
Gather in the Sheraton's Dog & Pony Lounge for some social time!

 

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